As others had stated, we had our reservations about the hotel after reading some negative reviews, however what we encountered was perfect for what we had planned in Belgium.
Hotel des colonies isnt a luxury hotel, the service is friendly, but it's bog standard - dont expect your bags to be taken to your room, or any room service etc. The room is spacious and nicely decorated, with plenty of space for clothes, the bathroom, again nothing special, but does the job, just fine!
Free wifi, football and pool tables in the lobby and a short walk to the Grand Place - the metro literally on your doorstep as well. Hotel Des Colonies, is pretty much perfect for a people who are literally going to use the place to sleep and get up and go. We had a very pleasant weekend stay and the staff at reception were very helpful with booking cabs and helping us with directions.More